Easter in Ireland 2017: Aillwee Caves and the Burren

Another great thing to see in County Clare Ireland, in addition to the Clifs of Moher, is the Aillwee Caves.

The caves was dicovered in the 40’s, but was kept a secret for a long time untill they opened it up to the public in 1974. It’s one of the oldest caves in Ireland.

The walk inside the cave was really something else and I really enjoyed it. The cave holds a consistent temperature of 10 degrees celsius.

Many many years ago the cave was home to some brown bears. They have been ecstinct on the Emerald Isle for many years, but their remains were found in the cave.

On our way down we stoppes in a little shop spelling localy produced cheese and fudge. There was also a bird of pray centre there, but we opted out of that one.

The area around where the Caves can be found is called The Burren. It is an area where the limestone is very visible, not covered in the green grass you usually find in Ireland. This is not something you are every day. There are several great walking trails here.

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18 thoughts on “Easter in Ireland 2017: Aillwee Caves and the Burren

  1. You get to do lots of walking on your excursions. Caves are interesting as long as they don’t go too deep. That scares me a bit. I’d be stopping for cheese and fudge too. ūüôā

  2. I think they filmed an episode of Father Ted at the caves!

  3. Glad you enjoyed your time in Ireland sorry about the weather. I remember standing on the edge of the cliffs of Moher and being blown backwards the wind was so strong.. the caves looked very interesting and must put them on the list..thanks Sally

  4. I am more of a Farm Shop guy and not a cave guy, but thanks for the cave photos!

  5. Nancy says:

    Great captures of beautiful caves! Nice job getting great photos.

  6. Mabel Kwong says:

    10’C sounds very cold but it looks like a cozy walk in there. Hope there were no surprise bears… ūüėä

  7. josypheen says:

    Yay!! I love the Burren! Did you get to climb up any of the hills? It can be so, so pretty there! ūüėÄ

    • masgautsen says:

      I didn’t get to climb to far up any hills. There was a bit of rain and it was a bit slippery and we didn’t have propper shoes. But I would love to go sometime when I go back.

      • josypheen says:

        Yay for next time!! I’ll try to post some photos of the burren in the sun so you can see what it can look like.

        I hope you can get over to Connemara too.

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